SKRIBT - what does it mean?

On March 1st, 2008 a national research project about protection of road transport infrastructure started in Germany. Under the title “Protection of critical bridges and tunnels in the course of roads (Schutz kritischer Brücken und Tunnel im Zuge von Straßen SKRIBT)“ the project focuses on road bridges and road tunnels during the planned duration of 3 years. The project in the context of the programme “Research for Civil Security“ is part of the “High-Tech Strategy“ of the German Federal Government and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

An effective and secure road network is essential in order to guarantee mobility and supply for the whole population. Particularly bridges and tunnels are key elements of the road network. Restrictions of the availability of these infrastructures may lead to intense traffic interferences on the surrounding road network resulting in negative impacts on the road user, high economic follow-up costs and negative environmental impacts.